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Navy Ensign David A. Hoopengardner Jr., a 2000 graduate of Centreville High School, recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank in the U.S. Navy. Hoopengardner successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree with a major in computer science. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Hoopengardner completed a four-year, total-immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps, is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills.

Civilian Lee D. Clement, son of Laura W. and Richard L. Clement of Fairfax, recently participated in the U.S. Naval Academy's week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis, Md. During the program, Clement was introduced to academy life through a regimen of academics, physical training, intramural sports, sailing and seamanship, as well as leadership training and social activities.

Civilian Christian I. Suszan, son of Navy Capt. Michael J. and Navy Capt. Pauline L. Suszan of Fairfax, recently participated in the U.S. Naval Academy's week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis, Md. During the program, Suszan was introduced to academy life through a regimen of academics, physical training, intramural sports, sailing and seamanship, as well as leadership training and social activities.

Navy Airman Nicole C. Dorsey, a 2001 graduate of Centreville High School, recently departed from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on board USS Ronald Reagan as the ship transits to its official homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. Dorsey is one of more than 3,000 sailors aboard the Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier making a two-month journey around the tip of South America.

Civilian Michael C. Baxter, son of Air Force Col. and Mrs. John S. Baxter of Fairfax, recently participated in the U.S. Naval Academy's week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis, Md. During the program, Baxter was introduced to academy life through a regimen of academics, physical training, intramural sports, sailing and seamanship, as well as leadership training and social activities.